Mayor Don Wesely today accepted the formal resignation of Jim Morgan as the city's Director of Parks and Recreation, a position he has held for eight years. Morgan announced his intention to resign last month after being offered a position as Parks Superintendent in Madison, Wisconsin. The Madison Common Council voted yesterday to confirm the appointment of Morgan, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin native.
"Lincoln is becoming one of the Midwest's great family communities, and Lincoln's ‘quality of life' efforts will always play an important part in Lincoln's reputation as a great place to live, raise families and do business," Morgan wrote to Mayor Wesely in his letter of resignation. "I have always valued your personal commitment to our parks and natural areas and the many services we provide."
Newpaper advertisements for the position will be placed beginning May 7th. Applications will be due May 19th. The Personnel Department will review the applications and forward them to the Mayor. Mayor Wesely said he hopes to make a decision on a new Parks and Recreation Director by the end of May.